I’ll take McCarthyism for $600,
Associated Press staff received a memo this morning that @vv1lder is no longer with the company, after conservatives rallied to get her fired because she was part of Students for Justice in Palestine in college https://t.co/vgYdZOcRKo pic.twitter.com/zcmmXn4fk0— suhauna hussain (@suhaunah) May 20, 2021
Note too that this strictly a one-way ratchet; no powerful person in American journalism would think that, say, Bari Weiss’s college history of trying to get professors fired for being too critical of Israeli policy should permanently disqualify her from reporting and writing about Israeli politics. The frankly ridiculous pretense that being a good journalist means never having expressed views on anything (except perhaps the need to do something about Out-of-Control Entitlements and Our Crippling National Debt) is always applied very selectively.
Speaking of Bari, I’m sure her ShakeShack will be all over this actual attack on freedom of speech and association.